How to Do the Hip Raise Exercise | Sleek/Strong With Rachel Cosgrove

How to Do the Hip Raise Exercise | Sleek/Strong With Rachel Cosgrove

This is Rachel Cosgrove for Sleek/Strong. Today, we're going to talk about an exercise
called the Hip Raise. The Hip Raise is a great exercise to work
your butt and your core. You're going to go ahead and lie down on your
back, one leg bent, driving through the heel, the other leg straight out. As you lift your hips, you're looking to take
your body into a straight line from your knee, to your hip, to your shoulders. Go ahead and drive through that heel, lifting
those hips up, lower back down. Now, as you perform the movement, you want
to keep booth hips at a nice straight line. So you don't want to let one hip drop. Keep them in a straight line, lifting up,
driving through that heel. Now if that's too hard, go ahead and put one
foot down, and do a Double Hip Extension. So you're going to go ahead and lift both
hips, driving through both heels, lifting those hips up. Now, if you're really up for a challenge,
we're going to go ahead and add in the Swiss ball. Swiss ball is going to add some instability
to the exercise. Place both feet on the ball, lie back, still
looking to get that body in a nice straight line from the feet, hips and shoulders. Driving through those heels, lower back down. Perform 10 repetitions, up and down. Adding the hip raise into your workout is
really going to give you the backside you're looking for. This is Rachel Cosgrove for Sleek/Strong.

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  1. That means that your glutes aren't working like they should so your back is kicking in. To make it easier raise your upper body onto a bench or step and really focus on engaging your butt to raise your hips.

  2. I keep getting cramps in my lower back when I do this exercise, making it incredibly painful to continue the set. Any suggestions for how I can modify this or warm up so not to get the cramps?

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